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GMail’s new redesigned features – All you need to know

GMail new Features

1Snooze

You can snooze your emails or messages for a certain amount of time.

2Nudge

In case if you have missed any emails/messages, nudging will give you alerts.

3Priority Notifications

You can get priority notifications if there is something important.

4Unsubscribe

Stop scam by unsubscribing the companies you don’t want to interact with.

5Attachment Chips

Now you can view and download attachments without opening the mail.

6Confidential Mode

One of the best features stops recipients to forward, download or print the mail.

7Smart Reply

The feature lets you quickly answer with an automatic response.

8Improved Security

When gmail finds something fishy and a threat, it will alert you with a bold red alert across the message.

Know your Google Maps more!

Google Maps

Ae bhai, zara dekh ke chalo. Aage bhi nahi upar bhi.. Neeche bhi nahi piche bhi.. This song is apt for all of us who has been facing problems while traveling in our day-to-day lives.  But thanks to our Google Maps for being our ultimate savior.

Google Maps have not only been a great solution but also has improvised and advanced making our lives much easier. Don’t believe me? Check these tips we bet on you didn’t knew. Because the same happened with me! Hahaha.

PERFECT GESTURE CONTROL

Zooming and single tap control at your service.

ADD YOUR FIRST & SECOND HOME

Home and Work addresses and routes saved.

STOPS ON YOUR ROUTE

Several stops on your way? No worries! Add stops to your routes and also stop them alphabetically.

Note : You can add only 10 stops in a route.

SET YOUR DEPARTURE TIME

Worried about reaching on time? This way will help you out. Select your departure time and based on the traffic and routes your arrival time will be shown.

TRAFFIC NAKKO RE BABA!

Traffic is something which we all witnessed almost every day and have the most horrible experiences. But Google Maps have sorted these traffic conditions for us. So whenever you step out, let the Google Maps do the needful.

SHARE YOUR LOCATION GLIMPSE

This feature lets you share your real time location with your contacts. Just tap share your location and there you are! You can also Whatsapp the location which will show your perfect route with every turn to take.

OFFLINE MAPS

No data connectivity? Worry not, offline maps at your rescue. This is one of the best features of Google Maps. Download the map you need when connected to the internet which you can easily use when not connected.

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME THROUGH TIMELINE

Forgot the grocery shop you went yesterday? Google Maps timeline will help you with this. Tap on your timeline and follow your footprints. The best thing is, it will also show the pictures you clicked on the way. What else do you want?

Note : You need to enable the Timeline feature for the same.

SAVE LOCATIONS IN LISTS

Create your custom lists of places. Like favorites, bucket list etc.

QUICK SEARCH AND SEARCH FOR NEARBY PLACES

Searching for an Atm nearby? Tap on the around option for a list for your search. Even better? Use Quick Search for restaurants, petrol pumps near you.

BOOK AN UBER/OLA

Looking for a cab? No need to jump to Ola or Uber for it. You can directly book a cab and also get a estimated fare for your journey. With which you can easily compare your affordable rates. Whoooah!

AVOID TOLLS & HIGHWAYS

Roll the tolls away! You can easily avoid the long queues at the toll station as well as the highways.

MEASURE ROUTE DISTANCE

This feature will help you measure the distance between the routes. Not an exact distance but will at least will make it easy to calculate how far the destination if from you.

ENJOY THE STREET VIEW

Make the pictures come alive using the street view option. It was launched in 2007. Tap on the 360-degree image on the lower left-hand corner and there you go!

BECOME A LOCAL GUIDE

You can always review places as well as add or correct the place info. By doing this you can get award points from Google. You can get many benefits in exchange of these rewards. So why wait? Go and review a place and get rewarded!

We hope that these tips will surely help you in your next trip. So have a happy and safe journey!

The art of writing a perfect Email

Emails are part of everyone’s work life. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee or even a non-working person. Saying that we all should at least be able to write a proper basic email. Writing the wrong structured emails can bring a bad impression to the person on the other side. Listed below are some Do’s and Don’ts for writing your perfect Email.

  • DO CHECK BEFORE HITTING ‘REPLY TO ALL’ WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO REPLY ONE PERSON.
  • DON’T ADDRESS THE WRONG NAME. EVEN IF YOUR RECIPIENTS ARE RIGHT.
  • DO THOROUGHLY CHECK WORDS WHICH GET AUTOCORRECTED  AND CAN INTERPRET SOMETHING ELSE.
  • DO CHECK IF YOU HAVE ATTACHED THE PROPER FILE/DOCUMENT.
  • DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE ATTACHMENT.
  • DON’T BE IN A HURRY TO PRESS THE SEND BUTTON AND SEND AN INCOMPLETE EMAIL.
  • DO CHECK THE RECIPIENTS YOU ARE ADDING AND BE AWARE FOR THE WRONG ONES.
  • DON’T USE FANCY FONTS AND TOO MANY FONTS. KEEP IT CLEAN AND SIMPLE.
  • DO CHANGE THE SUBJECT LINE WHEN YOU ARE REPLYING BACK.
  • LASTLY, BEFORE SENDING THE MAIL, GIVE A FINAL GLANCE AT IT AND THERE YOU ARE, READY WITH YOUR PERFECT EMAIL!

Keep your WhatsApp secure

Whatsapp Secure

WhatsApp is surely one thing which we use on a daily basis. You wake up in the morning, you firstly read your chats and keep an update on everything. But this app to which we all are so addicted and glued, is it secure?

WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption, and the data on WhatsApp is stored on its parent company Facebook. But now since Facebook itself is not secure, there is data breach issues on it, so what about WhatsApp?

We cannot completely secure our data on WhatsApp but atleast try that it does not land in the hands of the wrong people. Here we share some tips to protect your chats and WhatsApp not completely but atleast form a protective wall around it.

USE WHATSAPP WEB SAFELY

The WhatsApp web has made reading and replying messages easily even when your device isn’t around you. While using this feature many times we forget logging out from the systems. Even if you’re system is not with you and you missed logging out, just open WhatsApp web on your phone and logout from all devices.

USE TWO-FACTOR VERIFICATION

This is best among all the security tips on WhatsApp. With the two-factor authentication, it will ensure that unless you add the 6-digit security code, nobody will be able to set up WhatsApp on your phone. This can be done through Account > Two-step verification.

NO ACCESS TO YOUR PROFILE PICTURE

Anybody can text you once they have your number. This is what WhatsApp let’s you do. With this they can also view your profile picture which can be misused. Not to worry! This feature in WhatsApp let’s you keep the profile picture visible only to your contacts and not everyone. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Profile Picture > My Contacts.

HIDE WHATSAPP MEDIA FROM GALLERY

The WhatsApp media can be easily seen in the gallery since it’s saved on the phone memory. It’s sometimes appears to be annoying to see all the pictures landing in your gallery roll. To avoid this all you need to do is using the file manager go to the WhatsApp media and create a file called .nomedia. After this reboot your phone and whooooosh!! All the WhatsApp media will be hidden. If this seems difficult use a third party app to do so.

LOCK WHATSAPP WITH APPLOCK

Next what you can do is lock your WhatsApp using applock. You can set it with a default applock or also download the third party app which is the Applock and the most downloaded app locker.

DEACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT ON LOST/STOLEN PHONE

If unfortunately your phone is stolen or lost, the first thing you need to is deactivate your account along with the SIM deactivation. There is no remote deactivation for WhatsApp which makes the process too long. You need to send a mail to the WhatsApp support for the same with all the details of the account.

WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS

There are many suspicious links which are the main cause for a chain of phishing scandals and scams. By applying to the above settings also, we need to be aware that we do not click any of these suspicious links. For example, there are many messages sent for buying phones at a cheap price or at exchange. By clicking the links you will be landed up to fill out surveys which will then ask you to fill out your personal details like Bank Account and many more. So it’s better to avoid these links.

TURN ON SECURITY NOTIFICATIONS

By turning on the security notification there is a new security code created when you use a new phone or laptop. WhatsApp will send a notification that your security code has changed. By this you can check the encryption with the other person ensuring its security.

LASTLY USE WHATSAPP SAFELY!

Implementing these steps makes you partially secure but how to use it securely is in your hands. We hope that there will be certain strict security measures taken to give us the assurance that WhatsApp is secure!

Nokia 1 with Android Go Edition is now available in India

Nokia 1

HMD Global publicized that the Nokia 1 is available for sale in India at INR 5,499. You can buy Nokia 1 phone leading mobile phone outlets nearby. Nokia 1 comes with Android Oreo (Go Edition), is a version for smartphone with 1GB RAM or less. The Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features expected from a quality smartphone.

Nokia phone have always been at the top in terms of quality and design standard. Nokia 1 even though priced very low still comes with great quality and design standard. Nokia 1 is packed with 2150mAh removal battery and power-efficient IPS display, its hardware works with the optimised apps so users can make the most out of each charge. The device comes with front and rear camera with quad core processor, 4G connectivity and dual SIM. also comes with microSD slot. According these specs, the Nokia 1 elevates everything users would love about an entry level smartphone.

Nokia 1 is available in Red and dark blue variant and users can give Nokia 1 a makeover with Xpress-on covers that come in a range of vibrant colours. The device is brightly coloured and it can take on every day knocks and bumps with the tough two-tone polycarbonate durable design.

“There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa]. As the value market leader in feature phones, we understand the barriers and challenges people face when it comes to stepping up to a smartphone which is where the Nokia 1 fits in perfectly. Not only is this our most affordable smartphone ever, it also combines the reassuring quality and design of a Nokia smartphone with the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition) to deliver exceptional value and realize our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience that is accessible to everyone.” – Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, HMD Global

The Android Oreo (Go Edition) is designed for devices with 1GB RAM and less, Nokia 1 comes with a new range of apps which are developed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.

Nokia 1 smartphones is designed and developed with no bloatware, skins, UI changes or unnecessary apps pre-loaded onto your phone, giving you a pure Android experience. These features lets the smartphone runs faster and with fewer pre-installed apps you get 2x more storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat.

Availability & offers
Available in warm red and dark blue the Nokia 1 will be up for sale starting March 28, 2018 at a recommended best buy price of Rs. 5,499/-. The Xpress On covers will be available separately starting April, 2018 at an MRP of Rs. 450/- only. Consumers can now personalize their Nokia 1 and pick from a pack of azure and grey or yellow and pink. “Cashback offer from Jio of Rs. 2200, making the effective price of Nokia 1 to come down to Rs. 3299/. In addition, consumer also gets 60GB of additional data. Offer applicable for new & existing Jio customers”

Honor 9 Lite Launched in India: Everything You Need to Know

honor 9 lite launch

Honor 9 Lite is Huawei’s second quad-camera smartphone. It got launched in India on Wednesday at an event in New Delhi. The device will go on sale on January 21, that too exclusively through Flipkart. It has a dual camera setup on both the front and back panels. The Honor 9 Lite, moreover, runs on the company’s latest EMUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The Honor 9 Lite will be available in two storage variants in India.

honor 9 lite screen size

Honor 9 Lite SPecs and Features

The Honor 9 Lite starts from 10,999 INR for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB model. The 4GB RAM/ 64GB variant will cost you 14,999 INR. The two RAM/ storage models that are unveiled in India are available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Glacial Grey colours. Coming to the launch offers, Honor is offering 10 percent instant discount for Citibank credit and debit card users.

Honor 9 Lite specifications and features

The Honor 9 Lite is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone. It operates on Huawei’s latest EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo, out of the box. The brand new device flaunts a 5.65-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9 along with 428ppi pixel density. The mobile phone is fueled by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC. It offers 3GB or 4GB of RAM options.

The Honor 9 Lite sports four cameras. Both the sets of dual cameras offer a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera. Additionally, the back camera has the LED flash with a PDAF autofocus.

honor 9 lite display

In a hybrid dual-SIM configuration, the device offers two storage options of 32GB and 64GB. They both can be expanded using a microSD card for up to 256GB. For connectivity options, the smartphone presents Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors available on the mobile are magnetometer (digital compass), accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery. The company promises to provide a talk time of up to 20 hours on 3G and a standby time of up to 24 days. You can completely charge the battery within almost 2 hours 20 minutes. The Honor 9 Lite measures 151×71.9×7.6mm, and it weighs 149 grams.

honor 9 lite specs

How is blockchain transforming our society and economy

blockchain
blockchain

Transformation with blockchain has enabled new and state of the art technologies to reform the way we exchange value.

Blockchain is considered as second generation of Internet and was introduced with the aim to ease and secure transactional processes. Although a relatively new technology, blockchain is booming. In 2017 the global market for blockchain technology is forecasted to become as big as 339.5 million U.S. dollars in size and is predicted to grow to 2.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2021. It has experienced too much success with several applications, the biggest example being the universal cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Transformation in blockchain has brought this technology much beyond bitcoin and is estimated to change various market and industrial processes by providing evolution of individual and business transaction.

What is blockchain?

A Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block a timestamp and transaction data.

However, the technology requires a far more descriptive explanation. It is an open and public online database or medium that is used for the record and exchange of value-based transactions. It transcends all physical and geographical barriers and uses math and cryptography to enable transactions globally. The uniqueness of blockchain lies in its capacity to store and retain person-to-person transactional history, so that chances of fraud, hacking, and third-party interference are eliminated. These transactions are stored in blocks that cannot be altered. Each consequent transactional block creates a hash pointer and a timestamp in a chronological order, which makes blockchain a reliable and secure platform.

Blockchain Transformation

How does blockchain work?

A network of nodes administrates the functioning of Blockchain. This network facilitates transactions between an entire market of individual buyers or sellers and stores it into a group of blocks on each personal computer. This block of value is then broadcasted amongst every party on the network and if accepted, it is added to an existing chain of blocks. Once the transaction is complete, it ensures decentralization and distribution of these transactions so that no single person is in charge. This way it maintains its anonymity as well its transparency. These transactions can involve goods, money, or property. However, the future of Blockchain will witness an increase in its use through the formulation of new and widespread applications.

How is transformation with blockchain enabled?

The most transformative feature of blockchain is its transparency. Since it does not require the interference of banks or governmental institutions as a third-party intermediary, it reduces the chances of manipulation and instances of theft, fraud, and hacking. Each time a transaction occurs, it is recorded in a safe and secure manner. Blockchain is estimated to bring a certain level of security and synchronization in the financial arena. No wonder we are seeing the development of several fintech companies and start-ups. Even automotive, telecom, and healthcare industries are preparing to make upfront investments in blockchain in the near future. Countries like Japan and the US are embracive of this technology, as corporations in these countries are leveraging blockchain in digital identity and content storage, network infrastructure, smart contracts, real estate, app development, and IoT. For the members of the society, the promise of reduced transactional expenditure, secure data ownership, and the elimination of fraudulence should be enough of a convincer. Although a relatively new technology, blockchain has proved its mettle and is now seeing the enthusiasm of investors that are willing to experiment with current and potential uses of the blockchain.

Like every other technology, blockchain too has its limitations and challenges. However, when it comes to dabbling in the experimentation and implementation of blockchain, it depends on how organizations and governments embrace blockchain. Depending on its deployment, the technology can either be disruptive or transformative.

10.or G launched with Snapdragon 626 SoC, Dual Rear Cameras at INR 10,999

10.or G

10.or which is also pronounced as Tenor has launched 10.or G in the Indian market. The company entered the Indian market after the launch of 10.or E, earlier this month. 10.or G is aimed to target mid-range buyers just like Xiaomi. After 10.or G launch, it seems to be a competitor to Xiaomi in the Indian market.

With two different variants of the smartphone based on RAM and internal storage, 10.or G comes with a price tag of INR 10,999 and INR 12,999.

10.or G Specification

With a minor upgrade over the most famous Snapdragon 625 SoC, the smartphone is hopped-up by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC. 10.or G is listed in few of the smartphones that comes with Snapdragon 626 SoC in India. The chipset is combined with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone is fitted with 5.5 inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover on the top.

10.or G has two variants 3GB and 4GB. The 3GB variant comes with 32GB internal storage and the 4GB variant comes with 64GB internal storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB. Dolorously, the smartphone has a hybrid-dual SIM setup.

Talking about the camera, 10.or G cameras is placed at the back. The smartphone has two 13MP sensors at the rear, along with a capable 16MP selfie camera at the front. The two sensors at the back capture images with bokeh effect and the secondary 13MP sensor is a monochrome sensor for detailed black and white shots. Both the rear and front-facing cameras are paired with an LED flash.

10.or G

10.or G runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and is upgradable to Android Oreo. It also has fingerprint sensor which is placed at the back of the phone just like Redmi Note 4. The device is packed with 4000mAh battery.

The 10.or G will be available in two colour options- Beyond Black and Go Grey. The device is currently available for pre-registration and will be up for sale from September 29.

Commenting on the launch, Jeffrey Liu, Key Account Director, Huaqin Technology, said:

“We are excited for the launch of the 10.or E and new 10.or G ahead of the festive season in India. The 10.or E and new 10.or G have been designed and developed specifically for India on the back of customer reviews on Amazon.in. 10.or smartphones will be supported by 4-way after sales customer service support via a dedicated 10.or Care app, toll-free number, email and walk-ins at offline service centres.”

OnePlus 3T 128GB Gunmetal Variant Exclusive Sale on Amazon For Prime Members Today

OnePlus 3T 128gb Gunmetal

OnePlus finally announced its one day exclusive sale on Amazon OnePlus 3T Gunmetal 128 GB variant today. This one day sale is only available for Amazon Prime Members in India. Open sale of OnePlus 3T 128GB Gunmetal Variant will be available from 25th February 2017.

There are two variants of this phone one with 64GB(INR 29,999) and second with 128GB(INR 34,999) on Amazon India. In India the sale starts at 10:00am IST today and ends at 10:00pm IST today. OnePlus 3T Gunmetal will be available to all Amazon members on 25th February 2017 onwards.

OnePlus 3T Gunmetal is available with 128GB but sadly OnePlus 3T Soft Gold is available only in 64GB variant. The 64GB OnePlus 3T retails at Rs. 29,999. OnePlus 3 was famous for its 6GB RAM and now OnePLus 3T is famous for its 16GB front and rear camera. OnePlus 3T includes Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G LTE (with support for India’s LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac and NFC.The handset is fitted with a 3400mAh battery that supports Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology.

Specification available on Amazon

OS Android
RAM 6 GB
Item Weight 159 g
Product Dimensions 15.3 x 0.7 x 7.5 cm
Item model number 3T
Wireless communication technologies Bluetooth;WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologies GSM;(1900/1800/850/900 MHz);HSPA+;3G;(2100/1900/850/900 MHz);4G LTE;(2100/1800/2600/900/800 MHz);GPRS;EDGE;WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; WCDMA: Bands 1/2/5/8; FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20; TDD-LTE: Bands 38/40
Special features ;;Dual SIM;GPS;Music Player;Video Player;;Fingerprint sensor;Hall sensor;Accelerometor;Gyroscope;Proximity sensor;Ambient light sensor;Electronic compass;E-mail
Other camera features 16MP
Form factor Touchscreen Phone
Weight 160 Grams
Colour Gunmetal
Battery Power Rating 3400

OxygenOS 3.5 details on Amazon

As we know OnePlus 3 comes with OxygenOS so here is what Amazon says about it. OxygenOS delivers a better-than-stock-Android experience that’s light and customizable. The result is a fast and clean operating system. New features inspired by Nougat and a number of small tweaks to the UI further refine and enhance your Android experience. We’ve streamlined our platform to ensure fast software updates, created with you.

iPhone 8 or iPhone X – Apple’s 10th Anniversary Release

iphone 8 touch

2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has something major planned to celebrate the occasion. We’ve got several months to go until the launch of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, but because of Apple’s ambitious plans for the device, there are already an abundance of rumors hinting at the impressive features coming in the 2017 iPhone.

The 10th anniversary iPhone will be shaping up to be a big update. Predictions so far include a glass and stainless steel redesign with a bezel-less OLED display, a new in-display Touch ID paired with facial recognition, updates to 3D Touch, improved waterproofing, wireless charging, and more.

Multiple rumours have suggested there will be three versions of the iPhone: a “premium” OLED model and two standard LCD devices, with sizes that may include 4.7, 5 (OLED), and 5.5 inches.

Rumours suggest it’s going to be a radical redesign, with an edge-to-edge display that does away with the top and bottom bezels where features like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the front-facing camera are housed. Instead, Touch ID and the camera may be built directly into the display, meaning there will be no Home button.

Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 is expected to be water resistant, but it may have an improved IP68 water resistance rating. It will continue to be able to hold up to rain, splashes, and brief submersion in water.

Inside, the iPhone 8 is expected to have a 10-nanometer A11 chip that will be both faster and more efficient, plus rumours suggest it could also include features like wireless charging and biometric additions like iris, facial, or gesture recognition. In higher-end models with a dual-lens camera, both lenses are expected to feature optical image stabilisation

We’ll update as more rumours and stories surface during the long lead up to the launch. This story was last updated February 15, 2017.

Apple iPhone 8 Features and Specifications:

Specifications iPhone 8
Battery 3000 Mah
Camera Features Dual Led Flash, 4k Video Recording
Camera – Rear 16 Megapixels
Camera – Front 8 Megapixels
Features Fast Charging, 5G Technology, Finger Print Scanner, Retina Eye Scanner
Memory 32/64/128/256 GB Internal memory and expandable with dual Micro SD cards
Operating System  iOS 10.02 upgradable to 11.0
Processor A – 11
RAM 4 GB RAM
Release Date September 2017 – See Below
Price $750 USD, 700 Euro
Colors Gold, Rose Gold White, Silver, Jet Black
Screen Display 5.0” 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution

 

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